NOIDA: Started a few weeks ago, from the first weekend of September, the hashtag movement of home buyers of Noida have taken the twitter world by storm. Today, the tweets from Noida and Greater Noida home buyers have touched a count of 25,000.
1200 home buyers from the twin cities mass tweeted on the hashtag NoHouseNoVote on Sunday. Buyers posed with the slogan written on paper in front of them and tweeted the pictures. They also tagged, #AkhileshYadavGharDilaao; #CMAkhileshGharDilao apart from #NoHouseNoVote.
“We have been mass tweeting every weekend since September 4. We have coupled this with a signature campaign. We target upon accelerating the online protest to the maximum till October 18 when we shall present the signed docket with the chief minister’s office,” Abhishek Kumar, president Nefowa told TOI.
The buyers under the umbrella of Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (Nefowa) have been shoring up support against delayed completion and possession of apartments across Noida and Greater Noida. They have been demonstrating and hosting organised protests at various apartment complexes in the twin cities for months.
“We are presently accelerating our protests. The buyers’ agenda should be central to the issues pertaining to the upcoming elections. Thousands of home buyers are invested in these two cities. Besides a sizeable number of people are shifting in. There are infrastructure problems, completion issues. With so much left to be done, the home buyers are left with no choice but to rake up protests against the election system in the area. No leader has done anything for the home buyers, we might as well not vote at all in 2017,” Shweta Bharti, General Secretary, Nefowa added.